Last night I read a book review of Patricia Ellis Herr’s new memoir, UP: A Mother and Daughter’s Peakbagging Adventure.
Reviewer Jeanne Sager Sager wrote, “In a book powered by the kind of moxie that I so want to instill in my daughter, Trish Herr has recounted the process, from the day she first learned what peakbagging was (think bagging in terms of “having this one in the bag” or marking each peak off a bucket list) to her first trek with then 5-year-old Alex and beyond.
“Anticipating potential controversy, Trish chose to begin the book with one of the most harrowing ordeals of the adventure, getting caught in a freak electrical storm with not only Alex (5 at the time) but also 3-year-old daughter Sage. She uses the unpredictability of the weather to couch her entire argument for her daughter’s extraordinary task. They were as prepared as could be; weather reports never showed it coming. They were like any other family out for a hike.”
The book sounds like a fabulous – and motivating – read.